By: K.P. Singh

Published: International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping

Year: 1981

Abstract: Pressure vessels mounted on four-leg type supports form a non-isotopic support system with respect to lateral loads or overturning moments. Several loadings—for example, horizontal earthquake motions and wind loads—do not have a predefined direction of action. Structural safety analysis requires the determination of the most vulnerable direction of loading for the structure. Closed-form expressions for these loadings under certain conditions are derived in this paper. The importance of ‘optimality’ with respect to the developed stress in the support is illustrated via a numerical example.

Citation: Singh, K. “A Method for Maximizing Support Leg Stress in a Pressure Vessel Mounted on Four Legs Subject to Moment and Lateral Loadings.” International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 1981, Pages 11-25